Intimidating a witness or victim
Intimidating a witness or victim charges are classified as "wobblers", which means they can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor.
If charged as a misdemeanor, the person convicted faces up to one (1) year in county jail. If charged as a felony, the person convicted faces a term of 16 months, 2 or 3 years, depending on the circumstances.
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California Penal Code Section 136.1(B)(1)
"(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), every person who attempts to prevent or dissuade another person who has been the victim of a crime or who is witness to a crime from doing any of the following is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year or in the state prison:
(1) Making any report of that victimization to any peace officer or state or local law enforcement officer or probation or parole or correctional officer or prosecuting agency or to any judge."